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Remember Obama’s ‘Vote Different’ Ad?

From the seemingly now ancient past:

And now this photo from Reuters:

Effendi (2nd R), a former teacher of U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama, and Obama’s ex-schoolmates celebrate his victory in Jakarta November 5, 2008.

Of course this photo is only one of (literally) thousands of photographs of Obama’s all too Orwellian-like supporters.

What happened?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 6th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

43 Responses to “Remember Obama’s ‘Vote Different’ Ad?”

  1. btown says:

    That’s a pretty funny reappropriation of the Time magazine cover. I’d like to imagine the TIME logo at the top was really cut off on the projection screen too.

  2. RightWinger says:

    Saddam comes to mind, with the same type of pictures of him smeared all over Iraq.

    Chairman Mao comes in a close 2nd.

  3. RightWinger says:

    Ironically, CNN Presents on Nov. 13 is showing a program called “Escape from Jonestown”. I wonder how many Obama cultists will watch that and say, “oh crud, that is me following the 2008 version of Jones!”

  4. texaspsue says:

    Yep RightWinger. Next will come the statues and the adoring masses everytime BO speaks in public.

  5. VMAN says:

    That’s our president select. Sticking a thumb in everyones eye. He thinks he can get away with anything but he will make a fatal mistake they all do.

  6. Anonymoose says:

    I remember the Apple ad, supposedly done independently by a “fan.” Should have given us a clue as to what was coming.

    And yes, the visage of Him(tm) to watch over the masses. I only hope the behind the scenes power struggles start soon. The Chosen One may have the throne but his inner circle all want a piece of it too.

    Still, it makes me wonder about the mentality of the Dems/Liberals. I think people remember the leftist movies that were put out like Fahrenheit 9/11, JFK, and the recent W. They all had plots based somewhat on fact, but flew off into la-la land for the conclusions to those facts.

    Even earlier I remember reading a book on the collected photography of some famous Vietnam war correspondent, I can’t remember his name for the life of me, it was at least twenty years ago. But the caption to one of the photos about US soldiers clearing out a hamlet was that it was going to be cordoned off, all the civilians forced into the center, and then deliberately bombed.

    I kept thinking this guy can’t believe what he wrote, he must have been pandering to the anti-war crowd. But after Clinton and now this, I wonder if these people latch onto ideas they want to see and then take it as the Good Truth, contrary reality be damned. Maybe that’s why they’re all following in line with Obama like lemmings.

  7. proreason says:

    Derbyshire at NRO sums it up.

    “This shallow, ignorant, self-obsessed man, who held an actual job for just one year of his charmed life (low-grade editing for an obscure newsletter — he felt, he tells us in Dreams, “like a spy behind enemy lines,” the enemy of course being capitalism), this red-diaper baby and his wife, will be our First Couple for the next four years and some weeks. It’ll be interesting. Interesting.”

  8. JohnMG says:

    Nauseatingly so, proreason. Only now, the “enemy” would seem to be all of us.

  9. Moonspinner says:

    I am re-reading Atlus Shrugged right now and plan on re-reading 1984 after I finished Rand’s book. I think I need those refresher courses to get prepared for what is coming.

    I did not watch Obama’s cornation speech, but is it true that at the end of his speech it was just him on stage, no vice president, no family gathering? Just him as, well as The One. Scary Scary Scary

  10. DEZ says:

    “Then again, you just be the anti-Christ.” ( Val Kilmer as Doc. Holiday )
    Obama is most likely not the anti-Christ, But he sure as hell is gonna make alot of Americans pray.
    Agreed MS, Scary stuff.

  11. DW says:

    I just finished reading 1984 today. First time I’ve actually read it.
    My first thought at seeing the pic of BHO at the top of this thread was that it needs the words “Big Brother Is Watching” underneath it.

  12. JohnMG says:

    ……”I’m yer Huckelberry”.

  13. gipper says:

    Has anyone here read Fahrenheit 451? The conservatives in this country may soon have to face the plot in the story. We’ll have to memorize memorable conservative blogs; Reagan, Lincoln, and Washington speeches; Adam Smith’s writings; and the U.S. Constitution (as it is now, of course).

  14. DEZ says:

    “I just finished reading 1984 today.”
    I have never read the book DW, but I did try and watch the movie which should have had a disclaimer that it would cause drowsiness.

    Best western ever made IMHO MG.
    Tombstone rocks!

  15. DW says:

    Read the book DEZ -it’s amazing the number of times you’ll think “Hey! – that’s the way it is now!” What’s worrisome is how many more aspects of the book are going to come true in the next little while.

    Gipper: I’ve read Farenheit 451 -albeit quite a while ago. Definitely another good read for this day and age.

  16. texaspsue says:

    “Tombstone rocks!”

    No kidding. That movie has the best lines evah! “You tell ’em I coming and Hells coming with me”. :-)

    Speaking of books………….I just lent my daughter “Brave New World” to read. (Maybe that’s why we had to read these books back in high school, as sort of a warning.)

  17. DEZ says:

    We had a hell of a windstorm last month in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, and like a lot of people in the area, I cut trees that had been blow down till dark, then went in and sat with a Coleman lantern to light the house.
    This lasted for a solid week for my little neighborhood, longer for a lot of people.
    I reread America Alone again, and Godless, again.
    I even got part of the way through a Brief History of Time.
    I should have hit the bookstores and soon will.

    For you Tex…..
    Your a Daisey if ya do…..

  18. Exeter says:

    DEZ – This may be just a difference in taste, but I disagree. I saw 1984 only once, but thought it nightmarishly depressing. I haven’t been able to watch it a second time. Admittedly, I never read it, so I don’t know how accurate it was (considering the hatchet-job they did on Animal Farm, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood completely missed Orwell’s meaning again).

    Concerning the best Western ever made – c’mon now! I’ll concede that Tombstone wasn’t bad – but better than Unforgiven? True Grit? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Even Wyatt Earp was probably better – and that’s a feat for Kevin Costner.

  19. Professor_Repulso says:

    “The U.S. will set a record in the rate of rise — and fall of an empire. Between wide open borders and fall of the dollar and growing population against a declining resource base, the U.S. will be defeated from within. Mobs will rule the streets in the nation that is now the third largest in the world and unable to support its population except by taking resources from other countries.”

    Arnold Toynbee

  20. sheehanjihad says:

    as for McCain…”I’m afraid the strain was more than he could bear” Open Range, Lonesome Dove, Tombstone….all rate right up there for greatest westerns.

  21. DEZ says:

    Your right Exeter, it is a matter of taste, There are very few British films that I enjoy.
    The movie was grudgingly slow, I dont mind dark, I can stand depressing, I just cant take being bored.
    I need to read the book and shed the movie makers interpretation.

    Unforgiven is at very least a classic, Eastwood and Freeman were at top form.
    True Grit, well its John Wayne at his best and I loved him in Cowboys, as short as the part was.
    Also one of Wayne’s best lines was ” fill your hands you son of a bitch ”
    The Good the bad and the ugly, a cult classic, but to campy for my taste.
    Now we come to Wyatt Earp, it was just to long, took itself way to serious and almost eliminated the need for sleeping pills.
    I love my movies sometimes too much, I have my favs.
    And you have yours, I respect that.

  22. JohnMG says:

    You gotta love Waynes performance in “The Shootist”, and the cast was superb as well.

  23. sheehanjihad says:

    Open Range with Robert Duvall, Annette Benning, and Kevin Costner was just a superb western. All the rest mentioned were good too, but this one resonated with me.

  24. DEZ says:

    Hear you about resonating.
    Dissing the Wyatt movie ain’t easy, we are related through a distant marriage.

  25. DW says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake…
    1) Fort Apache
    2) Any other cavalry flicks with John Wayne in them
    3) Any other westerns with John Wayne in them
    4) The Outlaw Josey Wales
    5) Son of the Morning Star
    6) Buffalo Soldiers
    7) North West Mounted Police (had to throw that one in there…it’s got Gary Cooper in it at least!)

  26. DEZ says:

    Wow DW, thats more cheese than the government ever passed out!

  27. DW says:


  28. DEZ says:

    Hey your the Canadian, any room up there?

  29. Professor_Repulso says:

    The Outlaw Josey Wales – brings to mind the line ‘Endeavor to persevere’.

  30. sheehanjihad says:

    Endeavor to Persevere…ah yes professor, he (chief Dan George) was talking about how the government totally screwed his people out of everything they had. Sounds familiar, doesnt it?

  31. DW says:

    Plenty DEZ. I was a little reluctant to suggest it -but hey, if things get that bad…
    It’s Canada’s destiny to rule the world anyways…so youse may as well all get in on the ground floor ;-)

    Prof, that line is nagging the back of my mind…but it wasn’t TOJW. Little Big Man perhaps?

    EDIT: Disregard above question. -SJ’s comment brought it back. It was TOJW. I had the actor right anyways…

  32. JohnMG says:

    Now, spit.

  33. sheehanjihad says:

    This reminds me of that movie THX1138. especially that chillingly creepy screen with the obaminator’s pan on it.

  34. Professor_Repulso says:

    Yes, it does, SJ. Indeed it does. Any speculation on how many more cabinet positions will go to warmed-over members of the Clinton mob?

  35. Exeter says:

    Prof – I’m keeping an ear out for Reno, Albright, Panetta, Warren Christopher – those are the ones I fear most.

  36. sheehanjihad says:

    It’s time to slop the hogs, and the pigs are lining up at the trough! You will see a lot of the Clinton mob slithering out from under their respective rocks to get a cush job. Obama owes a lot of people…he might have to “hot bunk” most cabinet positions to fulfill all of his promises.

  37. Exeter says:

    Another apt analogy, SJ. And since Obama is fond of likening himself to Lincoln, he’d appreciate what Honest Abe had to say about his first cabinet: “There’s too many pigs for the teats.”

  38. Professor_Repulso says:

    Heavens to Betsy! I had hoped the world had seen the last of Godzilla Reno and Bluto Albright. What about the fellow with the distinction of being the world’s tallest midget, Robert Reich?

  39. texaspsue says:

    “You gotta love Waynes performance in “The Shootist”

    That movie kinda paralleled Wayne’s real life ending. (I am a John Wayne groupie.)
    Lest we forget that great line from “The Treasure of Sierra Madre, “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

    “Prof – I’m keeping an ear out for Reno, Albright, Panetta, Warren Christopher”

    Oh gawd, I forgot about that cast of characters. We’re doomed!

  40. Perdido says:

    LOL! : ” What about the fellow with the distinction of being the world’s tallest midget, Robert Reich?”–Professor_Repulso

    I’ve always referred to him as “the Littlest Leninist”. Glassy eyes and all…lol.

  41. pinandpuller says:


    I was working for a uniform company and I had to measure a Mexican guy for his shirts. He had some insignias-along the lines of Haliburton-and he wanted to know if they could be transferred over to his new uniforms. I said, “Patches? You don’t need no steenking patches!” but I don’t think that he got it.

    About my favorite part of “True Grit” is the courtroom scene where the attorney asked him which way he was going when he was backing up lol.

  42. firstinaction says:

    Just wondering how many people in Canada support Obama.

    I was in Montreal recently and it seems third world compared to years ago.
    Also lots of JIHADISTS come out of Canada.

    Whats the safest/most awake /area of Canada ?

    Lets trade info on where we might all move to. Texas seems a good candidate but close to the Mexican invasion. How about Kentucky ?
    Its going to be important to have neighbors one can trust……any ideas?

  43. DW says:

    Just wondering how many people in Canada support Obama.

    Percentage-wise, it’s probably pretty similar to the US. Maybe a little higher. A can tell you for a fact that there are plenty of Canucks doing lots of eye-rolling over the whole “Messiah” thing… (and bear in mind that we just re-elected our “scary right-winger” Conservative -Stephen Harper as Prime Minister, last month. The news kinda got overshadowed down there…)

    Also lots of JIHADISTS come out of Canada.

    No. Sadly, far too many of them stay in Canada. Believe me, we’d love it if they buggered off somewhere else.

    Whats the safest/most awake /area of Canada ?

    Wherever I am at the moment. Barring that (and it’s f*cking cold where I am at the moment) you want to look at Alberta. Huge Conservative base. Pro American. Liberal Canada has long hated Alberta’s guts. Bear in mind that Alberta still has Canadian gun laws, though.

    My advice to you would be Montana (it keeps your options open).

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